Transitioning your child from a crib to a bed is a big deal. Whether you are eager to graduate to the next stage or reluctant to let go of the peace of mind that comes from knowing your child is safely enclosed within the confines of a crib, like I was, it’s a big decision. If you opt for a softer transition by going the way of a toddler bed, it doesn’t get much better than the Argington Petra Toddler Bed.
Sleek, gorgeous, beautifully crafted, simple and sturdy, the Argington Petra is easy on the eyes and highly functional to boot. The bed boasts detachable safety rails and a low proximity to the ground, allowing for easy access. This was particularly appealing to me given my tendency to imagine highly unlikely, dramatic, nighttime rolling-out-of-bed, limb-breaking scenarios. I’m also no handywoman but I found the assembly process to be pretty manageable, all things considered (note, I put this together on my own while my husband was traveling. Impressive, right?).
Adding to the pluses is the bed’s flexibility – given the detachable rails, I am already envisioning a modern little day bed or reading station for my little tot to enjoy after he’s outgrown it. This is a great way to save storage fees while waiting for your next child to grow into the bed.
The eco-conscious will be also happy to hear that the bed is made from a durable, sustainable birch wood that is finished with a non-toxic, ecologically friendly clear coat (including non-toxic glues and stains). And at $299, it’s a piece of modern furniture you can enjoy without breaking your toddler’s piggy bank.